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December 8, 2014

Eastlink nears completion of major multi-million dollar fibre optic upgrade in Cochrane

Sudbury, ON – Eastlink announced today that it will soon complete a major, multi-million dollar upgrade to its fibre optic network, providing residents of Cochrane with enhanced entertainment and telecommunications services including great savings with bundled TV, internet and phone.

The company is leveraging its proven history of delivering world class telecommunications in a convenient, value-packed bundle to communities all over Canada.

“As part of our ongoing investment in our Northern Ontario communities, this fibre upgrade brings highly competitive,  industry-leading services to customers in the region with better value and more convenience,” said Eastlink’s Regional Manager, Jack Nolan. “In many cases, residents and businesses in Cochrane have three separate telecommunications bills and have to deal with multiple customer service touch points to manage their services. Soon, they will be able to take advantage of bundling their services on a single bill with significant monthly savings, as well as having just one point of contact to manage all of their services including technical support.”

With Eastlink’s upgrade, residents in Cochrane can soon enjoy:

  • Over 460 Digital Channels including 186 in brilliant HD
  • The convenience of anywhere, anytime viewing with Eastlink to Go
  • Access to state-of-the-art video services including TV OnDemand
  • The flexibility of Personal Picks
  • “Maestro”  DVR with the ability to record up to six programs at once, plus stop and start live TV from any room in the house
  • Wireless TV giving the flexibility to move the TV anywhere in the home without the hassle of cable wires
  • Up to 25 times faster internet as well as additional advanced internet services like Personal Cloud, Beyond Tech Support, Internet Security and Eastlink's suite of Wifi Solutions
  • Competitive choice for feature-rich local telephone, a selection of long distance packages (including a $10 unlimited in Ontario package), and great savings in a bundle
Local businesses will also benefit from Eastlink’s fibre build with access to highly competitive, high value products like Eastlink's leading high speed Internet, Data and Telephone packages including SIP, 24/7 Technical Support plus great savings in a Business bundle.

"This gives businesses a whole new level of connectedness," says Mr. Nolan. “Our products connect small, medium and large organizations globally enabling them to compete and grow their businesses at home and around the world."

Mr. Nolan says his company has a proven track record of providing business  customers with advanced telecommunications services at tremendous value: “We’re proud to say that Northern Ontario organizations like Laurentian University, Cambrian College, various School Boards, the cities of Timmins and Kirkland Lake, hospitals in New Liskeard and Blind River, the vast  majority of our hotels & motels,  and numerous firms in the region’s mining and supply industries have chosen Eastlink as their preferred telecommunications provider.”

Eastlink confirms that Advanced TV, Internet and Phone will launch in Phases beginning early in the new year.

Customers are encouraged to register their interest and receive regular updates by visiting or by calling 1.888.345.1111.


About Eastlink
Headquartered in Halifax, NS, Eastlink is Canada’s largest family-owned and operated telecommunications provider, delivering world-class video entertainment and communications services to residential, business and public sector customers across the country.

Powered by state-of-the-art fibre optic and wireless networks, Eastlink’s advanced services include Unmatched TV featuring Wireless TV powered by Maestro, Personal Picks, and Video OnDemand, Internet Evolved including Personal Cloud services, wireless featuring nationwide calling, competitive local and long distance telephone, home security and automation, data communications and exclusive, locally-produced programming on Eastlink TV.

Eastlink is one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies at the platinum level with operations in Nova Scotia, PEI, NL, Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia as well as Bermuda.

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